kaftan

[ UK /kˈɑːftən/ ]
NOUN
  1. a woman's dress style that imitates the caftan cloaks worn by men in the Near East
  2. a (cotton or silk) cloak with full sleeves and sash reaching down to the ankles; worn by men in the Levant
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How To Use kaftan In A Sentence

  • This is Fatima with a kaftan, black with a bodice of intricate dark red embroidery.
  • But if I ever came across that catalogue again, and discovered that they were still selling leopard print kaftans, I'd be very happy indeed.
  • Most women can get away with wearing stripes on a loose kaftan top that just skims the bottom.
  • Men traditionally wear long gowns called kaftans, and women wear long robes that leave only their hands and feet exposed.
  • There's a hint of gipsy in the long, layered skirt; of the geisha in the wrap-over kimono tops with trailing butterfly sleeves and of the beach babe in the long, floaty kaftan.
  • Sunset cocktail dresses, tropical disco pants, neon kaftans, bikinis, all laced with glamour.
  • Then of course there were a lot of the Americans who, whenever I would dress in African clothing - a kaftan, or chayas, or a boubou - would tease me.
  • Here you'll find a more wearable version of the kaftan.
  • Inspired by the elegance of the kaftan, the range is both flattering to wear and practical as many designs double as loungewear.
  • May we suggest a bikini and kaftan? Times, Sunday Times
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